What is her house number?

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abhik143
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What is her house number?

Post by abhik143 » Fri 23 Sep, 2016 7:02 am

In a party a woman asks the host how old is her 3 children. She replies the product of their age is 36 and the sum is equal to her house number. The woman still asked for another hint and the host said that her younger two kids are twins.
What is her house number?

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Re: What is her house number?

Post by PuzzleScot » Fri 23 Sep, 2016 8:11 am

PRIME_BBCODE_SPOILER_SHOW PRIME_BBCODE_SPOILER:
Given only the first piece of information, the options (a<=b<=c) are:
1,3,12 -> 16
1,6,6 -> 13
2,2,9 -> 13
2,3,6 -> 11
3,3,4 -> 10
The guest will obviously know the house number, so not knowing the answer at this stage tells us it must be 13.
The second clue tells us that of the 2 options, it is the latter.
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